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CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
news' brian williams. strength in america? maybe manufacturing here. apple tv living in the legacy of steve jobs. we're going to take a very close look on what is next for america's favorite gadgetmaker. >>> speaking of gadgets, rivalry research in motion, offering training programs and promotions for its upcoming blackberry 10. it's targeted corporations. bold move or maybe a desperate one? >>> any move might be welcome down here. democrats want tax hikes on the rich. republicans want entitlement cuts. we've heard this before, haven't we? what do average americans want to see in a fiscal cliff solution. we've got the exclusive results of our exclusive cnbc all-america economic survey. >>> now to everybody's all-american, sue herera standing by at the nyse. >> you're sweet, ty. thanks. >>> we're a little bit on the downside. we really kind of retraced a little bit on the dow jones industrial average. previous to this we were solidly in the green in all three of the major market indices. the dow now down 14 1/2 points. nasdaq up eight. the s&p is down just a fraction. of course we a
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
with those comments just 24 days to go until america confronts the fiscal cliff. house speaker boehner coming out earlier today and saying no progress has been made in the negotiations. our chief washington correspondent john harwood is here with the latest. >> reporter: we ended the week with a fairly perfect, simple, clear, elegant expression of the partisan differences in this fight. speaker boehner came out and gave a press conference where he essentially said president obama has done nothing to compromise with republicans. here's the speaker. >> four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then there's been no counteroffer from the white house. instead, reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow-walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: not surprisingly, democratic house leader nancy pelosi had precisely the opposite explanation for what is behind this stalemate. she says republicans simply echoing the white house are going to have to buckle on the issue of
CNBC
Dec 18, 2012 3:00pm EST
are wearing. let's think about this, america. >> my outrage of the day. on that note, thank you so much for watching "street signs." >> that is a thing that makes you go hmm, and we'll see you tomorrow. "closing bell" is next right here on cnbc which is the worldwide leader in business news. >> hi, everybody. we're into the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo with the new york stock exchange. the more wall street washington is rising above, the higher the market goes. >> rejection of how john boehner's plan "b" thatty had came out with today. the major averages are all trading around two-month highs today because it seems like progress is still being made on some kind of a deal. here's where we stand right now. the dow up 98 points, was up 125 at the high, and then the white house rejected and some comments by senate majority leader harry reid on that so-called plan "b" proposal from john boehner, sort of took some of the wind out of the sails. nasdaq still up 1.25%, a 3348 and the s&p 500 index is up 12-plus points right now at 1443. >> while the dow on pa
FOX Business
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm EST
percentage points. bank of america is the biggest gainer hitting a 52-week high. david: energy stocks rising as oil climbed about $0.37 to settle above the $87 mark. energy sh giants chevron and coo ending in the plus. liz: consumer names getting a boost. adding time warner, walgreens, we just spoke, this is of course a consumer staple that people have loved along with names of her shoes. gettinhitting repetitive 52-week highs. david: apple, the ceo says he has a responsibility to create jobs, but how about creating shareholder value, where should the focus be after two months of a 25% loss of share value, should that be the target of tim cook and apple? liz: this is a huge crane maker and a food company have a great year, the stock up 70% thanks in part to having his hands in the cranes and food services part. he is going to be joining us exclusively this hour. here's why you have listened to him. is he keeping up pace in the new year and what part of his business is doing better. david: we have a very busy hour coming up, but what drove the market with the "data download." stocks pushing h
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
. >>> when we come back on squawk, bank of america ceo brian moynihan in his own words, we caught up with him yesterday to talk about business, the economy and the looming figure. as we head into a break, bank of america, best performing dow component of the year. up about 77%. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. nespresso. where i never have to compromise on anything. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else? indicated up 14 points. unable to hold on to the gains we saw yesterday
PBS
Dec 17, 2012 4:30pm PST
. >> reporter: in most of america, u.p.s. drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel. not tony. he parks his truck less than two miles away for the whole day. >> i prefer to park and uh let my legs do the work, you know what i mean? >> reporter: today, tony is lucky to have the help of angel tirado, a seasonal worker. so, it's angel who delivers dozens of heavy boxes to a garment warehouse. meanwhile, tony minds the truck and gets ready for the next delivery, offering up some tips of the trade: like the importance of making friends in the buildings. >> at least once a week, every one of my freight guys, they're going to get a coffee from me. once in a while, you know, i'll go get like a couple of sandwiches. i mean, they make my life a whole lot easier. i want them liking me! >> reporter: after a while, i persuade tony to let me deliver two packages to a building across the street. that means, i'm also responsible for the diad-- the electronic clipboard tracking all the packages. i have two packages for you. >> great. >> reporter: and i need you to sign. with that, my visit is over. but tony
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm EST
on with the financials is bank of america. bank of america hit a 52 week high, sold off, was like a number one loser in if the dow, number two loser in the dow and then moved back and came up off the lows. so it shows you the financials really drive the market one way or another. you really get a good feel. david: bank of america is up over 100% this year even with today's loss. it has incredible turnaround. [closing bell ringing] shibani: the bells are ringing on wall street. it was a roller coaster ride of a day. let's take a look at how stocks are finishing up. it's well on the fence here as to where we're going to close. the dow is lower right now. down about 20 points. the s&p 500 down just about 2 points. nasdaq also eking out a loss, 4.2 points and then the russell also ending the day in the red. david: it was just positive, the dow just moments ago, but it is the turnaround, 150 points since the story. also a trading day for oil, big rally in yesterday's session where it went up to $91 a barrel. crude was unable to hold on to the gains ending lower on fears of no deals in d.c. all of that la
CNBC
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
is a good guy with a gun. >> even supporters of the nra called the organization out of touch with america. lawmakers and top educators fired back. they say any solution also needs to include gun control and mental health care. >> i don't believe that the only way to stop violence by guns is to give the other person a gun. >> -- have acknowledged that armed police officers may be a part of the solution, but also add that's going to cost money and wouldn't necessarily prevent another shooting like last week's tragedy in newtown from happening again. either way, this debate is sure to heat up. more than 400,000 americans have already signed online petitions calling for gun control and president obama has promised to seek legislation next year. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee, larry, back to you. >> many thanks. we appreciate the update. >>> now, we had cnn's -- >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me that you'r
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
to america. we've got your good news insourcing story ahead. >>> plus, a five-star fund manager unveils what he thinks could be the next apple, of sorts. >>> and the gold man himself, todd hoffman of "gold rush" is here. he will tell you why the fiscal cliff has him digging harder than ever. >>> welcome to "street signs," everybody. mandy will be back tomorrow and hopefully stock buyers will be, too. i mean we're up but up hardly any. basically stuck in neutral. you got intel, cisco, mcdonald's, some of the better performers today. b of a, cat and boeing among the worst on the dow. but even on days without big moves there is still big news. let us get some with bob pisani. bob, let's step away from our markets for just a second. okay? what is this we hear about the possibility that the italian government could go away? >> it was a problem this morning. mario monty's government has survived the no confidence vote. looks like the italian government is going to survive. you see italian stocks were down throughout the day. the problem about this, the structure of italian politics makes the count
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 11:00am EST
agreement at all. we are off of the lows of the days. names like bank of america among the biggest losers. while you see a few trying to give it a go in the green, the truth is, you are seeing broad-based selling. the s&p 500 is down a full percentage point. while there are some select winners, the truth is, you have many affected. connell: thank you very much. you heard a moment ago from the speaker. you did not hear this morning from the mayans. brian wesbury is here and he is his usual optimistic self. you are always relatively optimistic about the economy, but even after last night and what we in washington? >> sure. you know, yes, the fiscal cliff is coming. we have known him for a long time. the dow is still over 13,000. it is not just because the market thinks we have the great deal ever. tax rates will go up. we will have deficits, as far as the eye can see. by the way, we had pretty darn good news on personal income and spending and durable goods today. the economy is hanging in there, as well. connell: i thought it would be interesting to watch the close, because to me, maybe a
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST
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CNBC
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
on citi, bank of america and discover financial. is that move by one of the more famous financial bears, a sign of a new era for banks? >> walmart is once again the target of a "new york times" investigation. but does the paper add anything new and can the stock outperform just as it did last time. >> private equity firm server said it will sell the firearms conglomerate. is private equity talking about guns in the country. >> futures moving higher on optimism. the white house republicans rising above partisanship, getting closer to striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. we have the latest on not just the breakdown of this offer, but by the response of some key senators this morning. good morning. >> yeah, that's right, carl. we saw the offer come in late last night and now we're seeing reaction early this morning. let me walk you through first of all of what the president laid down on the table yesterday, starting with taxes. the president is proposing now $1.2 trillion in new revenue increases, tax increases on individual income. that's lower than his initial offer after the election of
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm EST
is not working we start with financials. they're the biggest drag. money center banks like bank of america down 1 1/4%. goldman down 1%. morgan stanley down .8 of a percent. all those stocks are under pressure. tech stocks notably weak. apple inching to the round 500 dollar level. down to 510. it was north of 700 when iphone 5 came out early september. so the bear market continues to apple. as you can see, google also down, down about five bucks on the day. ibm down slightly a .10 or two. hewlett-packard off today, down one 3/4%. coming up later we have a contrarian investors sees big opportunity for hp in 2013. he nailed down the move in bank of america this year. he said it was the stock to buy. he was right. stick around for what he has to say about hewlett-packard. interesting stuff. what an interesting day. let's look to the floor show. traders at new york stock exchange, the cme group and the nymex. my, oh, my. let's begin with ben willis at the newscy. -- nyse. we had some bias coming in the last half hour. >> as long as washington keeps santa claus hostage we'll continue to see this. "the
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm EST
are looking at two casino stocks, looking at america, and -- liz: mohawk hitting an 52 week high, a ceramic manufacturer, getting a boost from the housing market. >> making this purchase under way, like mohawk and we are having a winning week on wall street, feels like a terrible day but it is not that bad. liz: they were having a great week. dave: they end on a bad note. >> 110 fresher. dave: let's look at how everything is working out, we see all indices and the dow is down significantly, triple digits to the downside but recovering a little bit as we go to the end of the trading day and the trading week, it was down 3% last night, the futures were down when they looked at the collapse of plan b from john boehner it has improved dramatically but you can't put too much lipstick on this, a bad day on the markets and the s&p down more than the dow. and nasdaq the big loser down almost 1%, russell 2,000 not too bad, down 1/2%. liz: you might be ready to hop on planes, trains and automobiles the travel stocks not moving quickly, they're underperforming on one of the busiest travel days of the
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
new year, america. i'm sue herrera. we will start with john har wood at the white house in a few minutes. but amman starts us out. >> it seems they are really hashing out details of what to do about the sequester, those are the massive spending cuts. how long you delay those down and otherwise pay for them seems to be the crux of the negotiation going on behind closed doors right now but it is very difficult to find out exactly where these negotiations stand because all sides are being very, very mum. we can tell you that democrats appear to be getting a little bit concerned about where this is headed. take a listen to senator tom harkin who took to the senate floor earlier today. >> the deal must be one that really does favor the middle class, the real middle class, those making 30, 50, 60, $70,000 a year. that's the real middle class in america. and as i see this thing developing, quite frankly, as i've said before, no deal is better than a bad deal and this looks like a very bad deal the way this is shaping up. >> 10 he knows more about the way this is shaping up than we do of
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm EST
of america, and discover. those stocks did well today. she upgraded the group today and says the banks right now are more than capitalized. the catalysts for the stocks will be march in 2013 when the fed will release the latest results which will -- she expects, approve the bank's plans to return more capital to shareholders and dividend hikes. after which she's expecting bank of america could quadruple its dividend. and will allow some banks to be more execution dependent than market dependent. a bias we always prefer. so she's upgrading these stocks. she's looking for huge returns in some of these. citi and bank of america and discover are the three names she's upgrading today. also taking a positive stance overall on the financial services sector. meredith whitney will be my guest tomorrow. talking about this call where she upgraded the banks today. she is telling clients this right now. my next guest is one of the most well known analysts due to his early warnings on the 2008 financial crisis. you know he is leaving rochdale securities after another unauthorized trade by a colleague put
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:30pm PST
america? >> tom: i'm tom hudson. president obama tries to win over top business leaders, warning republicans are holding the global economy hostage over the fiscal cliff. >> susie: and apple shares get of the most widely owned stocks sees heavy trading. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> susie: big job cuts today at one of the nation's biggest banks. citigroup announced it's slashing 4% of its staff; that works out to 11,000 jobs worldwide. the cuts will save the bank more than $1 billion a year in expenses. but they won't be cheap, resulting in a billion-dollar charge against fourth-quarter earnings. is this gloomy news from citi the beginning of other companies doing the same? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: 11,000 jobs are a lot of layoffs, even for a bank as huge as citi. and there could be more. that's because the monster firm is still struggling to recover from the great recession even though it has fired a lot of other workers in the last few years. the thing is, citi has a new c.e.o. in michael corbat, and experts say he's anxious to make his mark, even if t
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
. jpmorgan, morgan stanley, citigroup, bank of america an regents financial. all had great weeks overall. the other big turnaround, computer hardware. not talking about apple. apple's had a lousy week. down 9%. but look. a simply disastrous month or two forle dell and hewlett-packard. all tornado around nurned aroun. apple today, sitting right near the lows for the week. lost about $50. we started around $585 for apple at the beginning of this week. >> down nearly 10% this week. a rare day when we see all the other techs higher and not apple. >>> before we dig in to jobs, let's talk deal or lack thereof. john boehner today saying there is no progress on the fiscal cliff and that is slamming cnbc's own deal-o-meter. we are in the red, folks. eamon javers, when boehner comes out and says it is not a fr progress report because we have no progress, that's not a good thing. >> no news is bad news in the case of washington. we're watching this fiscal cliff thing so carefully. let me play the sound bite so you can see the dour expression on speaker boehner's face as he talked to reporters early
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
bank of america, because the traders are excited about this break. from a technical standpoint, fundamentally moynihan has mentioned he's more than ready for the coming stress tests. we've seen it as a catalyst. would you want to be long bank of america headed into that, or you think this breakout is a bit premature and not ready for primetime injure yet? >> the name you want to own right here right now is citigroup versus bank of america. citigroup has a xharm and new ceo that's willing and able to take the tough actions for sustainable growth, i think, and he's had some positive indication of that today. i do think citigroup will finally be able to have a material dividend increase and you'll see that again by april. this is good news for citigroup. that's the name you want to own here. >> can you imagine you saying those words a few years ago? >> it's been a long time, but new ceo, new chairman, a new philosophy, i think, and we'll still be playing close attention. >> thanks so much for coming on. >> mike mayo, what do you do? >> i own citi, i disagree with both moynihan has
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 9:20am EST
have become the entitled state of america and i will tell you what i've never been in a job if i decided to go on strike they wouldn't have said, carol, guess what, that's the door don't let it hit you on the butt as you go out. if they want to strike, 20 million people that are unemployed or underemployed that would be happy to have a job. stuart: it's shades of ronald reagan firing workers in the 1980's patco. >> exactly. stuart: president obama is not in a position to fire port workers and the people who run the ports, they're not going to fire them, they'll just let them walk out, that's what's going on. >> well, look, this didn't work out well for the hostess company and for twinkies, so i feel like somebody has a to take a hard stand here, if we keep letting it happen over and over again, it's a situation. whether it be with congress or strikes, there need to be consequences for people's actions, stuart. stuart: you're right. here we are at the end of the year, we've run out of money and a fiscal cliff crisis on our hands, dock workers are probably going to go on strike. it
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
. david: nicole talk about bank of america. seeing a bump topping $10, the first time that's happened since july 2011. whether it is directly related to what happened to citi, almost 8% jump, but they may be something going on with bank of america by itself. we will look into exclusively in the next hour. liz: the biggest copper producer taking a dive today after saying something that usually helps the company. the move lower sent two material etf down. this is 8% of the fund invested, and also more than 8% of the fund invested. moving just a bit higher. david: let's take a look back at los angeles, we have people returning to work at the port of los angeles. after very costly strike costing a billion dollars per day. coming up, the mayor is going to be joining us live, talking about the ports, the drive to bring a football stadium back to life to the city and the city's biggest looming crisis. liz: pandora taking a big hit today down 17.5%. the company beat on some expectations and did very well with revenues but they lowered fourth-quarter estimates saying they swing a lot. pandora
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
. the company plans to trade under the ticker symbol "seas." still to come, layoffs are making corporate america richer, but is it good for the company stock? our traders go ethical, later on in traders unplugged. but first, why more consumers are becoming comfortable with their credit cards. that's next, after this "in the know" message. jwwñ over the last few years, we've been using our credit cards less and less. however, this year, holiday shopping saw that reverse itself. with us to talk about that is gerri detweiler. she's director of consumer education at credit.com. gerri, welcome. > > thank you. > what happened? > > there is a lot of frugal fatigue out there. we have been so careful with our spending for the past few years i think some consumers said "i deserve to buy myself something, not just other people gifts this year." so what we are seeing is, before the holidays, fico did a survey where they found that a slightly increased number of people said they would take three months or more to pay off their credit card debt that they plan to run up before the holidays. of course, now we
WETA
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
on word of a potential settlement, bank of america. its shares added a quarter, to $11.60. it was the biggest winner on the dow this year. some positive analyst comments on facebook sent shares higher. b.m.o. capital says it's doubling its price target to $32 a share. it says facebook may benefit from a pick up in ad spending. facebook added $0.70 to $26.60. it looks like apple's mini ipad is a big hit in china. apple's stores both on the mainland and in hong kong are reportedly either out of stock or have tight supplies. apple climbed nearly 4.5% to close at $532. some big changes over the weekend at zynga. the online game maker slashed 11 games from its library as part of its cost-cutting plans. shares of zynga were up just $0.03 to a little more than $2, well below their $10 i.p.o. price from last december. cal-maine foods slipped nearly 10% after the egg producer reported a drop in prices and higher feed costs. shares were down more than $4 to $40. oliffs natural resourd tkeac n some decent gains on the back of some positive manufacturing data from china. cliff's ta
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
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CNN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
detachment between washington and the rest of america, frankly. they deal so casually you we will deal with it next year or some other time, not realizing the affects it is having on that person who is worrying, are my taxes going to go up, enough money to pay for my food budget or gas budget, whether or not i will have a job or whether or not companies continue to invest and to create jobs, let alone laying off people because they -- of the uncertainty that's been created and created and perpetuated by congress. and all of this could have been avoided. we should have been a very different place, address the very questions that you raised. >> you have been a part of congress, i believe, since is 1978 and as i understand it, this is your last term as senator. you have always been looked at as a voice of moderation here. i'm wondering how do you look at these desperate hours knew we seem to be in and what does it say about our government? >> it's travesty, to be honest with you, martin. i believe in the maximum folks of the united states senate and the founding you fathers designed it to
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. i'm jim cramer. welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. firms are going to go out of business and he's nuts! they're nuts! they know nothing! i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. >> hey, i'm cramer, welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends. i'm trying to save you money. my job is not just to entertain, but to teach. so call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. maybe it just doesn't matter, maybe the stock market stays buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff is not that big of an issue. maybe that's why the averages once again refuse to drop dramatically, the dow falling 60 points. despite the obvious impasse i saw firsthand when i app
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
and counting until america goes off that fiscal cliff. a lot of frank talk certainly, but few signs of progress following president obama's meeting with house speaker boehner late yesterday at the white house. our chief political correspondent, john harwood is here with the very latest. it's the weekend. they're going home, john. >> they are going home. of course everyone's attention as you indicated at the top of the show on the terrible tragedy going on in connecticut. that dominated the early part of jay carney's briefing, the white house press secretary a few moments ago saying that the president was expressing enormous sympathy. we may hear from him later today. waiting to get further reports before commenting any further, but the fiscal cliff sort of took a back seat, at least for a while this afternoon. but we remain in this stalemate that we've been in for some time, sue. we talked with nick mulvaney earlier on cnbc. a republican member of congress from south carolina. it's not the case that they won't deal at all on taxes. president obama has to give us specifics on spending cuts. then
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00pm EST
to unionize and maybe even strike across america. >>> and the scary story about the surge in spooks. how spies apparently are everywhere now, mandy. >> and you wouldn't even know. >>> let's load you up on some vital stats. firstly, december is historically the best performing month of the year but today the dow and s&p are down for the first time in four days. dow was up 61 points before the disappointing ism data at 10:00 a.m. this morning. it has never recovered. s&p is flirting with a three-week high even though it is slightly lower. nasdaq touched a one-month high earlier on. >>> never doubt the power of of the american consumer is what we always say here on "street signs." holiday shopping season is in full swing and that, my good people, has propelled the s&p retail next to a record high early again today, though as we speak it is slightly lower. let's get out to bob pisani. so much for december being a good month for stocks. >> well, we're just starting out but the big story i think is that no progress on the fiscal cliff. it is not bothering stocks yet. it will soon but as of today it
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 9:20am EST
or no deal. yeah, the line has been drawn again. president obama says america is poised to take off, but only if the republicans agree to tax the rich directly. he will only accept higher tax rates. how will speaker boehner respond to that? he speaks within the hour. and how about this, top anchors at a news network visit the white house for a cozy chat with the president. tell us, mr. president, how can we sell your tax the rich policy? citigroup, 11,000 jobs gone. "varney & company" about to begin. having you shipy gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ me announcer ] break from e holiday stress fedex office. >> we'll begin with sad news. dame elizabeth mother of news corporation chairman and chief executive rupert murdoch died at age 103. news point company fox. now sad news. and he's raised tax rates and he was elected based on his tax the rich policy. he says that america is poised to take off and if it doesn't, it's the republicans fault. listen. >> you
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
and hiring in the future and what that does to the economy. >> we spoke with bank of america, mr. moynihan, and he said he talks to a lot of small businesses including a lot of manufacturers and they're telling him that not only is this impacting 2013 plans, but if there is not a solution that comes early in the new part of the new year, there's not a solution early that deals not only with the fiscal cliff but also the fiscal abyss, that he expect this is to start affecting hiring plans for 2014, as well. is that a serious concern for your manufacturing base at this point? >> i think it is a very serious concern. we did a survey, a study a couple months ago called fiscal shock. and it showed that we've already seen a 0.6% contraction in the economy because of manufacturers concerns about the fiscal cliff that's coming up. and the report also showed that if we go over the cliff, meaning if we just go over it in the first few days of next year, that we could have a 13% cumulative contraction in the gdp between now and 2015. and 6 million jobs lost. now, a lot of those will come from small a
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
it and change the tax basis, the treasury has to call on corporate america to change the withholding tables. all of us get taxes withheld. if they're going to change what rate i'm going to be taxed at, they're going to have to change that table. that's not an overnight process. certainly, the treasury can't afford to let that go too long because everybody will be underwithheld. they'll get a big tax bill. there will be a riot among the people if that happens. what i'm watching is the treasury. if they get nervous enough, they'll ask them to change the tax tables. so far it looks like they smell a deal and haven't asked for it yet. you think we're going to get a deal? >> i think they may try to push it to the end. the other thing i'm watching for is the 17th when the president is due to take his family to hawaii. i don't think he wants to be in hawaii without a deal. something is going to come up. >> ron, what about you? >> i thought the resignation of senator jim demint, who was a staunch conservative, which was a surprise departure, tells me the republicans in many ways are throwing in the towe
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> scott, bank of america merrill lynch is out with a report today. they look at fund flows. what they've seen is something remarkable. individuals have been selling. but institutions and he think funds have been net buyers for the last four week institutions have bought an average of $300 million in net worth of stock. what that's telling you is that they're way more concerned with getting in position for next year and whatever the fed's going to do. tomorrow it's widely expected bernanke's going to announce some kind of a transaction in which he buys basically $650 billion worth of mds. another $500 billion in treasuries. throw that on the pile. it's very tough to be overly focused on fiscal cliff stuff when you have the central bank doing what it's been doing all year in the background. that is what the market is watching. much more so than anything boehner has to say. >> joe, has santa claus -- is he coming early because of what the fed may do over the next couple of days? what the negotiations may turn out to be in washington? the overall sentiment leaping into the end of the year
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
for the mcrib. it's back. it's a big day in america after a long and hungering wait. mcdonald's storied sandwich rejoins the menu today and just in time for christmas. the mcrib which isn't a rib at all packs a whopping 26 grams of fat, nearly 1,000 milligrams of sodium, and with its dlied release the restaurant chain is hoping the snack will beef up its fourth quarter numbers. >> it's not a rib, what is it? >> i don't even know what i'm saying. >> a fish? >> i don't -- >> i'm not going through mcdonald's and i still don't like the stock. i traded le- >> coming up on "halftime" from a wireless giant to a health care play we've got your top three trades. could a fiscal deal change the treasury trade with only 14 days left, making a pit stop to find out where yields are headed next. we'll be right back. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled co
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Dec 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
of the guests mentioned is the action in financials. you look at bank america and you haven't seen any real participation in the financial sector for four or five years. that's one to keep an eye on. you may see a meaningful move. that could be good for the market. >> you don't think it's too late -- >> -- next year in terms of a tax increase. >> bank of america is the best performing this year. it's not too late to get into that? you think there's more to come? >> look at the short-term move and it looks good. look at a five or six year chart and it's a different story. looks like you've got more room on the upside. >> rick santelli, jump in here. what are you seeing in chicago the movement? >> well, if you consider the big story of the year mutual fund flows and how historic they've been in income and how they've been lacking in equities, the big story is that you have basically the last fed meeting. it was somewhat hawkish. and boom you have six-week high yields and fives, tens, thirties. but still a dozen basis points away. dozen points lower than finished last year. same for 10s. 30 ye
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm EST
of america more than doubled the returns of the next best performing dow stock this year. while hp was the biggest loser. will those trends continue next year? or can you expect a reversal of fortune? >>> and we're not finished. after the bell, former dnc chairman howard dean has repeatedly said let's go full speed over the fiscal cliff if we get this deal. does he like it or not? he'll join us coming up. much more to come. don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with suppor
FOX Business
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
, the america the peopley a significant majority, the problem is a spinning problem. but not ex blessively a spending problem. they have come up with comprehensive plans that rely on spending reductions than tax increasing overtime, they achieve the spending reduction through comprehensive social security reforms and tax reforms, to get the revenues that is the pathway forward. and but again, i think we have to be realistic, we don't have a lot of time left. let'focus on what we need, avoid fiscal cliff, a credible down payment in regard to revenues and spending, it has to have a more spending element than we see right now. and targets, spending in revenues to achieve a grand bash an next year. neil: thank you very much, wall street is giving up. dow futures off almost 300 points, if you are getting a sense of de. deja vu you are not alone. remember when they rejected tarp 1, it was shot down, and stocks went way down, the dow tumbling better than 770, congress quickly reconvened, took out there are tarp vote to avoid door dow fall off, it was thought it safi the day, what happened, the do
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am EST
, where do you think that that line falls for the whole of america? >> well, look, i think the deal that's going to emerge is probably some kind of income cut-off of about $500,000. and you're not -- you know, some republicans will vote for that. dagen: steve i apologize. let me interrupt you. i will come back to you. let's listen. wait till the sun shines. ♪ [clapping and cheering] dagen: annual christmas eve tradition at the new york stock exchange, a song written at the turn of the last century and they're still singing it downtown at the corner of wall and broad. steve, we both -- i don't know the lyrics and the world should be thankful for that that i can't even possibly sing that song. but steve, to finish your thought about what you were saying about that income threshold. >> that's a great tradition, by the way. look, what i was saying is i think, you know, they will end up somewhere around 500,000, you know, maybe not exactly that number. and it is going to probably take democratic votes to get that through the house because we've already seen when speaker boehner tried to pas
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
layoffs across corporate america. the nation's job market may not be robust, but it's not frozen, either. in fact, today, the payroll firm a.d.p. reported 118,000 new private sector jobs were added in november, fewer than in october. the blame for last month's slowdown in hiring falls squarely on hurricane sandy, not on any new or widespread weakness in the economy. >> i would expect that by december, we're going to see some bounce back. much of the disruption from sandy was people simply not being able to get to work or firms not employing people that they ordinarily would have. >> reporter: friday, the government will report it's monthly snapshot of the u.s. labor market. it, too, is likely to reflect temporary effects related to the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> we're looking for only a 50,000 gain in jobs in november, well under that 170,000 average we've seen over the past three months. >> reporter: hurricane sandy's effects on hiring may be short- lived, but experts worry fiscal cliff concerns could result in a new storm brewing for workers looking to land a job in the coming we
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
to the numbers you were talking about. only four hours to go until america goes over the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average down 113 points. had been down 148 points. look at that as we come on the air back above 13,000 level, not by much. the nasdaq, the biggest decline. 33 points. below 3,000 now at 2957. actually, hasn't been below 3,000 before that. s&p lower by 14 points. a decline of 1%. 1405 so holding onto the 1400 level. president obama is back at the white house. all eyes are on senate lawmakers now. amam jabbers is in washington. >> reporter: president obama did cut his vacation short in hawaii. he has arrived back at the white house this morning. the president emerging from marine one. what he's going to work on here in washington is pretty much anybody's guess at this point. the senate came back into session this morning and senate majority leader harry reid took to the senate floor to explain that he thought a $250,000 and above extension of the tax -- bush tax cuts could, in fact, pass and he was extremely, extremely angry in ways that you really hear on the senate f
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
stability. number three, we have a long-term opportunity around energy. america can become an energy exporter. how do we do that in a way that deals with some of the environmental challenges that we have at the same time? that's going to be a third thing. but the most immediate thing i've got to do, starting on january 1st, if congress doesn't act before the end of the year is make sure that taxes are not going up on middle class families. because it is going to be very hard for the economy to sustain its growth trends if suddenly we have a huge fight taken out of the average american's paycheck. >> new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me a couple weeks ago on this program that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that something fundamental in america has to change. and all of us have to do some soul serving, including me as president, that
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
of america, trading 8% of price to book. i think this is what you want to go into, things with definable catalysts, and when you have a stock rally, the financials participate in the history of markets. it's one you want to hold on. energy side, clearly, energy is not growing in terms of the demand in the u.s.. where it's growing is the rest of the world. >> right. >> we don't have any real opec or non-opec growth in terms of plux. who gets the call? the people who do offshore and deepwater drilling and down hole work. that's why you want to be there. >> global diversions here to some extent. all right, thank you very much, gentlemen, john stevenson and larry, have a great weekend. >> thank you, you too. >> thanks. >> leaders meeting with the president right now this very moment at the white house and the country and entire world watching because if we go off the cliff, markets around the globe could be affected. live to the white house with the very latest. david: taxes on dividends could be rising. chairman of southern company who owns a bunch of utility companies, why that could spell
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
north america for all the automakers has really become a strong point. hopefully we can move forward, result in undermining uncertainty and go into a strong 2013 in terms of auto sales. david: the u.s. may be doing well but europe is doing terrible. chief economist, thank you very much, good to see you. it has been a rough year for corporate america with the government fining businesses $1.1 billion in antitrust funds. we have the exclusive details. liz: ever wonder what it would be like to work in an office with treadmill desks? free candy and a rock band break room? how you can spend a deal at facebook campus and meet with senior executives who play all the games and hang out with the biggies. we'll tell you how you can do this. stay tuned. >> you can add limited brands ls the company's paying early dividends to avoid higher taxes next year. making the announcement a $3 special dividend, $3 per share special dividend payable december 26. limited brands operating victoria's secret, paint, bath and body works among others. december 26. david: a nice 2% pop after hours because of that
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